Introduced in 2017, the P-10-C is the latest striker-fired offering from Česká zbrojovka or CZ, the famed (and highly underrated) firearms manufacturer in the Czech Republic. It is slightly larger and heavier that the popular Glock 19, but with a more natural grip angle that makes for more comfortable shooting and better accuracy than its Austrian competitor.


The P-10 series has a polymer frame with interchangeable backstraps for different sized hands, highly aggressive grooving to aid in control of the pistol in wet conditions, and an ambidextrous magazine release and slide stop. It also has a similar trigger safety to the Glock pistol, and a firing pin block that prevents the pistol from accidental discharge. Unlike other CZ pistols it does not feature a magazine disconnect safety that renders the pistol safe when a magazine is out of the gun. The barrel is stoutly designed with a black nitride finish that is weather and water-resistant, and the slide rails are all-metal, not metal pin embedded in the polymer, unlike the similar PPQ or Glocks. Robust would be an excellent word for the build quality. The trigger press is four and a half pounds with a reset comparably short as that of the Walther PPQ and with an audible reset. This makes the pistol very quick for follow up shots, but can lead to accidental second shots for those unused to the reset.

If can be had in 9x19mm and .40 S&W.

PM: +1   S/R: 3   AMMO: 15   DC: F    CLOS: 0-4   LONG: 10-18   CON: +1   JAM: 99+   RL: 1   COST: $550

GM Information: In .40, the P-10-C has an S/R of 2 and a AMMO of 12.

Black Campbell comments: This is one of the better striker fired pistols I’ve shot. The trigger is damned close to as good as the Walther PPQ, which is hands-down the best out of the box, and as good — if not better than — aftermarket triggers for any striker fired pistol. I find you have to use your first joint on the trigger, rather than the middle of your trigger finger pad, when shooting, but that could just be me. The grip is aggressive but the pistol doesn’t squirrel around in your hand, which some of the old CZ-75s could. It seems to like 124-grain ammo the best; 115 shoots a bit high. Accuracy seems to tighten a bit at longer ranges (20-30m).